+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

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Some nightmares are yet to arrive on Indian shores. I shudder to think that the possibility exists.

Green Bee-eater (பச்சை பஞ்சுருட்டான்)

Clicked on a foggy morning last week, at Palar river, Vellore, Tamilnadu.

#photography #Bird #wildlife #nature

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Pearls of vision

#BabriMasjid revisited: No, we cannot just decide that it’s done and dusted and move on scroll.in/article/943609/babri

We live in unimaginably difficult times. We must therefore confront difficult questions, and give voice to our misgivings especially where it concerns questions of constitutionalism and justice.

Why would you put the blue tick mark out here? Ans: It’s what I have always wanted. makes it happen.

150 all out! Nah nothing interesting here. But India batting that’s another story altogether!


Puttu is staple breakfast in many homes in Kerala as it can be both savoury & sweet depending on our mood & choice. A steamed dish, can be made w/o long hours of prep, a two ingredient dish made of rice powder & grated coconut.

Std combos: Puttu with pazham (steamed/ripe banana), coffee/tea, ghee & sugar, pappadam, a coconut gravy fish/meat all, puttum kadalayum (in the pics)

Partial list of layoffs in 2019:

Infosys: 12,250
Cognizant: 12,000
Capgemini: 500
HSBC: 200
Deutsche Bank: 1,000
Maruti Suzuki: 3,000
ShopClues: 200
Urban Ladder: 90
Mahindra & Mahindra: 1,500
IBM: 300
Oracle: 100
Samsung: 1,000
Telecom sector: Over 1,00,000

Now watch as Bhakts celebrate the imposition of President's rule on Maharashtra. Basically, unless they have BJP in power by hook or crook, an entire state can go screw itself.

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